BookTalks

  • 2018 - 2019

    Book Cover Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain

    Martin Nesvig (History)

    Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Book Cover Les jeunes Haïtiens dans les Amériques/ Haitian Youth in the Americas

    Herns Marcellin (Anthropology) and Toni Cela

    Les jeunes Haïtiens dans les Amériques/ Haitian Youth in the Americas

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Book Cover Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures

    Caleb Everett (Anthropology)

    Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Book Cover The Alchemy of Slavery: Human Bondage and Emancipation in the Illinois Country, 1730-1865

    Scott Heerman (History)

    The Alchemy of Slavery: Human Bondage and Emancipation in the Illinois Country, 1730-1865

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Book Cover Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

    Tim Watson (English)

    Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Book Cover Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Justin Ritzinger (Religious Studies)

    Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Book Cover Guardians of Idolatry: Gods, Demons, and Priests in Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón’s Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions

    Viviana Diaz-Balsera (Spanish)

    Guardians of Idolatry: Gods, Demons, and Priests in Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón’s Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019

     

  • 2017 - 2018

    Book Cover Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

    Nathan Timpano (Art & Art History)
    Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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    Book Cover Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

    Simon Evnine (Philosophy)
    Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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    Book Cover The Afterlife of Al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives

    Christina Civantos (Modern Languages & Literatures)
    The Afterlife of Al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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    Book Cover México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

    Chrissy Arce (Modern Languages & Literatures)
    México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Book Cover The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

    Pamela Geller (Anthropology)
    The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Book Cover Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150

    Karen Rose Mathews (Art & Art History)
    Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Book Cover Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender & Power in Early Tang China

    Rebecca Doran (Modern Languages & Literatures)
    Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender & Power in Early Tang China

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • 2016 - 2017

    Book Cover Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000

    Kunal Parker (Law)
    Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016Watch Livestream Video
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    Book Cover Saynatakuna: Máscaras y Transfiguraciones en Paukartambo

    Carlos Aguirre (Art & Art History)
    Saynatakuna: Máscaras y Transfiguraciones en Paukartambo

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016Watch Livestream Video
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    Book Cover Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft

    Stephen Halsey (History)
    Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016Watch Livestream Video
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    Book Cover Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature

    John Funchion (English)
    Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016Watch Livestream Video
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    Book Cover Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care

    Kenneth Goodman (UM Bioethics Program)
    Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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    Book Cover State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

    Frank Palmeri (English)
    State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017Listen to the Podcast
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    Book Cover Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America

    Robin Bachin (History)
    Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017Listen to the Podcast
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    Book Cover  Robin Bachin (History) Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America  Wednesday, March 8, 2017  Listen to the Podcast Event Photos

    Bryan Page (Anthropology)
    The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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  • 2015 - 2016

    Book Cover Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525–1590

    Karl Gunther (History)
    Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525–1590

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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    Book Cover Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition

    Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (Classics)
    Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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    Book Cover British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835

    Kathryn Freeman (English)
    British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 

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    Book Cover Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

    Traci Ardren (Anthropology)
    Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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    Book Cover The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790

    Mary Lindemann (History)
    The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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    Book Cover Mary Lindemann (History) The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790  Wednesday, January 20, 2016   Watch Livestream Video

    Amie L. Thomasson (Philosophy)
    Ontology Made Easy

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 

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    Book Cover Heaven on Earth: Byzantine Church Architecture and Art

    Nicholas N. Patricios (Architecture)
    Heaven on Earth: Byzantine Church Architecture and Art

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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    Book Cover Superhuman Mind

    Berit Brogaard (Philosophy)
    Superhuman Mind

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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  • 2014 - 2015

    Book Cover Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

    William Rothman (Communications)
    Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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    Book Cover A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide

    Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Religious Studies)
    A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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    Book Cover The Life and Writings of Luisa de Caravajal

    Anne J. Cruz (MLL)
    The Life and Writings of Luisa de Caravajal

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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    Book Cover Katherine Austen's Book M: A London Widow’s Life Writings

    Pamela S. Hammons (English)
    Katherine Austen's Book M: A London Widow’s Life Writings

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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    Book Cover La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

    Viviana Díaz Balsera (MLL) and Rachel A. May (co-editor)
    La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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    Book Cover The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento

    Guido Ruggiero (History)
    The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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    Book Cover The Language of Atoms: Performativity and Politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura

    Wilson Shearin (Classics)
    The Language of Atoms: Performativity and Politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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    Book Cover The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

    Amanullah De Sondy (Religious Studies)
    The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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    Book Vover The Secular Clergy in England 1066-1216

    Hugh Thomas (History)
    The Secular Clergy in England 1066-1216

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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  • 2013 - 2014

    Book Cover "If You Were Only White": The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige

    Donald Spivey (History)
    "If You Were Only White": The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige

    Friday, September 6, 2013
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    Book Cover Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence

    Tracy Devine Guzmán (MLL)
    Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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    Book Cover Running with the Pack: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality

    Mark Rowlands (Philosophy)
    Running with the Pack: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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    Book Cover Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America

    David Ikard (English)
    Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    Book Cover Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma

    Donald Jones (Law)

    Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    Book Cover Milton and the Poetics of Freedom

    Susanne Woods (English)

    Milton and the Poetics of Freedom

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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  • 2012 - 2013

    Book Cover Civic Talk: Peers, Politics, and the Future of Democracy

    Casey Klofstad (Political Science)
    Civic Talk: Peers, Politics, and the Future of Democracy

    Friday, September 7, 2012
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    Book Cover The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

    Joel Nickels (English)
    The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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    Book Cover Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History

    Michael B. Miller (History)
    Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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    Book Cover South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom

    Brenna Munro (English)
    South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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  • 2011 - 2012

    Book Cover Miami: Mistress of the Americas

    Jan Nijman (Geography and Regional Studies)
    Miami: Mistress of the AmericasFriday,

    September 2, 2011
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    Book Cover Common Law, History and Democracy in America, 1790-1900

    Kunal Parker (Law)
    Common Law, History and Democracy in America, 1790-1900

    Monday, September 19, 2011
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    Book Cover The Spirits and the Law:  Vodou and Power in Haiti

    Kate Ramsey (History)
    The Spirits and the Law:  Vodou and Power in Haiti

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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    Book Cover Imagining Women’s Conventual Spaces in France, 1600-1800

    Barbara Woshinsky (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    Imagining Women’s Conventual Spaces in France, 1600-1800

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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    Book Cover Dignifying Argentina: Peronism,    Citizenship, and Mass Consumption

    Eduardo Elena (History)
    Dignifying Argentina: Peronism, Citizenship, and Mass Consumption

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

  • 2010 - 2011

    Book Cover Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic

    Ashli White (History)
    Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic

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    Book Cover The Fateful Alliance - German Conservatives and Nazis in 1933: The Machtergreifung in a New Light

    Hermann Beck (History)
    The Fateful Alliance - German Conservatives and Nazis in 1933: The Machtergreifung in a New Light

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    Book Cover Gender, Sexuality, and Material Objects in English Renaissance Verse

    Pamela Hammons (English)
    Gender, Sexuality, and Material Objects in English Renaissance Verse

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    Book Cover Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South

    Michael Bernath (History) 
    Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South

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    Book Cover Moral Sentimentalism

    Michael Slote (Philosophy)
    Moral Sentimentalism

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  • 2009 - 2010

    Book Cover The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe

    Anne J. Cruz (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    Mihoko Suzuki (English)
    The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe

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    Book Cover David Luis-Brown (English) Waves of Decolonization: Discourses of Race and Hemispheric Citizenship in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S.  Watch Video

    David Luis-Brown (English)
    Waves of Decolonization: Discourses of Race and Hemispheric Citizenship in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S.

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    Book Cover Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Mexico

    Martin Nesvig (History)
    Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Mexico

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    Book Cover Enrico; Or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem

    Maria Galli Stampino
    (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    Enrico; Or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem

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    Book Cover Lelia’s Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex, and Marriage in Italian Renaissance Comedy

    Laura Giannetti (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    Lelia’s Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex, and Marriage in Italian Renaissance Comedy

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  • 2008 - 2009

    Book Cover Liaisons dangereuses: Sex, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great

    Mary Lindemann (History)
    Liaisons dangereuses: Sex, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great

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    Book Cover Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to La Movida

    Gema Pérez-Sánchez (Modern Languages and Literatures)
    Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to La Movida

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    Book Cover The Philosopher and the Wolf (interviewed by Frank Palmeri, English)

    Mark Rowlands (Philosophy)
    The Philosopher and the Wolf (interviewed by Frank Palmeri, English)

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    Book Cover Alien-Nation and Repatriation: Translating Identity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

    Patricia J. Saunders (English)
    Alien-Nation and Repatriation: Translating Identity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

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    Book Cover Book Cover Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World 1780-1870

    Tim Watson (English)
    Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870

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